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Air Marshal Suresh Chand

Service No 4585 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Mar 1933
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1953 Course 61 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1991
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1971Acting Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977Acting Air Cmde : 29 Jul 1980
Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980AVM : 10 Oct 1985C-in-C : 07 Nov 1989
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Mar 1971 - Wg CdrParatrooper Training SchoolAgra OC
04 Jan 1983 - 13 Jan 1985Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh AOC
- AVMTraining CommandBangalore SASO
- 30 Oct 1989Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
07 Nov 1989 - 31 Mar 1991Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSuresh Chand4585 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Wing Commander Suresh Chand was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1953. He attended the Flying Instructors Course in 1962 and the Defence Services Staff College Course in 1967. He has flown over 1300 hours of instructional flying out of a total of 5350 accident-free flying hours. He assumed Command of the Paratroopers School in March 1971 and within a few months brought up the Operational preparedness of the Unit. In addition, he organized and successfully completed the paratroop training of a number of Transport Squadrons and of Transport Training Wing. This went a long way towards the success of airborne assault during Indo-Pak Conflict, 1971. Wing Commander Suresh Chand contributed towards the operational efficiency of the Transport Fleet and the Army Airborne Forces by developing fresh techniques in paratrooping and undertaking trials of new airborne equipment. He was responsible for setting up of an all time record of paratrooping by his unit.

Throughout, Wing Commander Suresh Chand displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : PTS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSuresh Chand4585 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
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